MOSCOW, October 1 – Novosti. Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev awarded a high school student who was wounded in a shooting at an Izhevsk school but helped evacuate other students, department spokeswoman Irina Volk said.
As noted in the ministry, during the attack on school No. 88, Alexander Sterkhov from 10 “B” showed courage and selflessness in conditions fraught with risk to life. He received a bullet wound, but despite this, he immediately went to the director’s office to warn of the danger.
“Thanks to the actions of the high school student, it became possible to quickly start the evacuation,” Volk explained.
Then the young man helped take the children to safety. At this time, rescuers noticed him and persuaded him to seek medical help.
The young man was awarded the medal of the Ministry of Internal Affairs “For contribution to strengthening the rule of law,” Volk said.
The attack on Izhevsk school No. 88 took place on 26 September. Her former student, 34-year-old Artem Kazantsev, shot 17 people, including 11 children, wounded several dozen, and then committed suicide. According to the authorities, he was registered in a psycho-neurological dispensary. At the time of the attack, he was wearing a T-shirt with Nazi symbols and a balaclava.
At the gates of school No. 88, where 17 people died at the hands of the killer, a spontaneous memorial was organized.
People come to the memorial all the time, many with children.
Spontaneous memorials, similar to Izhevsk, appeared in different cities, and not only in Russia.
Penza and Kazan, Moscow and St. Petersburg, Minsk and Tel Aviv mourn…
Candles are lit in memory of the dead.
“Our hearts go out to those who lost loved ones in this terrible tragedy,” says the Tel Aviv resident.